S&C Advises Columbia Banking System in $8.2 Billion Combination with Umpqua

October 22, 2021

Columbia Banking System has agreed to a combination with Umpqua Holdings Corporation. The combined company will be valued at $8.2 billion and will create one of the largest West Coast regional banks, with over $50 billion in deposits.
S&C also represented Columbia in its recent acquisition of Bank of Commerce Holdings, the parent company of Merchants Bank of Commerce. 
The S&C team representing Columbia includes Patrick Brown, Mark Menting, Natalie Lum-Tai and Taylor Lackey. Heather Coleman, Aaron Levine, Rebecca Rabinowitz and Rachel Weiss are advising on executive compensation and employment matters. Nader Mousavi and Jay Thornton are advising on intellectual property matters. Joe Matelis, Eric Queen and Wil Gould are advising on antitrust matters. David Spitzer and Nir Fishbien are advising on tax matters.